Pensacola Neck Pain due to Smartphone Use and Chiropractic Help

You know it: Looking down at your cellphone is perilous to your neck! The forward head posture we all fall [prey|victim]3] to when reviewing texts or checking the news or viewing the latest reel isn’t good for your neck. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center offers gentle treatment for the Pensacola neck pain and related arm pain which is quite helpful! We also offer a few tips on how to use your cell phone less harmfully to your spine.


Neck pain due to cell phone popularity is rising! Young and old alike feel it. We are all using our smartphones while walking, sitting, visiting. (In the old days, we’d visit not even thinking about using a phone. Not so much today!) A meta-analysis of 26 published papers measuring neck posture’s influence on neck pain patients of all ages found that the craniovertebral angle of the neck differs among them with respect to age, gender, pain (with or without) and correlated negatively with neck pain. (1) A newer study stated that the most awkward posture for head and neck angles while operating cellphones was sitting in a chair without a backrest. The authors offered some comfort in that they found some corrective exercises that help decrease neck pain severity by 36.6% and disability by 13.3%. (2) Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center has a few exercises in our chiropractic treatment plan that  that can help if you’re interested!


Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center also shares how changing your head posture may be beneficial. Comparing asymptomatic people with and without forward head posture, researchers documented statistically significant differences in sensorimotor and somatosensory processing factors with forward head posture increases. The positive news was that they also found that with each 1° increase in craniovertebral angle of the neck (ie.e. less forward head posture carriage), the somatosensory factors improved. (3) The take-away: Lift your chin up!


Further, forward head posture was shown to influence sensorimotor processing and integration measures in both athletic and non-athletic people. College athletes with such forward head posture compared to those with normal head posture exhibited such issues as well as less efficient skill-related physical fitness (like balance, leg power, agility). (4) Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center’s use of the gentle, safe, non-rotational treatment of painful necks with Cox® Technic may have a role in decreasing neck pain and affecting related issues. Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Shay Corbin on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes his chiropractic care of a patient suffering with neck and arm pain using The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

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Schedule your Pensacola chiropractic visit to deal with any neck pain, sensorimotor and/or somatosensory issues you may be having that are related to any of your hazardous smartphone use!

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